Dorcas L. Kraemer, 98, of LaPrairie, IL entered her heavenly home at 3:00 am Sunday May 29, 2022 at Good Shepherd Home in Golden, IL.
She was born on November 2, 1923 near Industry, IL to Hearl and Ruth Elston Chockley. She was united in marriage to William H. “Bill” Kraemer on November 24, 1945 in Bowen, IL whom she met when Bill was stationed at Camp Ellis Army Camp near Table Grove/ Ipava, IL. He survives.
Dorcas was a 1944 graduate of Augusta High School. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed several hobbies through the years including antique collecting, quilting and gardening but her most cherished times were those she spent with her family.
She is survived along with her husband Bill by two daughters; Karen (Mark) Huff of Auburn, IL and Sandy (Ron) Elbe of Augusta, IL, five grandchildren; Keri (Brian) Dean of Tuscola, IL, Bill (Jennifer) Huff of Auburn, IL, Josh (Carrie) Elbe of Duncan, SC, Justin (Heidi) Elbe of Macomb, IL and Jessie (Andy) Rector of Macomb, IL, 19 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Tim Huff, four siblings and their spouses, Leo (Ruby) Chockley, Loriane (Wally) Freye, Herbert (Eva) Chockley and Nancy (Kenneth) Marlow.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Friday June 3, 2022 at Mt. Horeb cemetery near LaPrairie, IL. There will be no visitation but friends and family are welcome to attend the graveside service. A lunch and time of remembrance will be held following the graveside service at the Augusta Senior Citizen’s Center in Augusta, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Camden United Methodist Church or Mt. Horeb Cemetery.
The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.